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Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach

1279 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Nirvana Grille is a California Bistro located in the heart of Downtown Laguna Beach, between Main Beach & the Historic Festival of Arts.

Our philosophy begins at the local level working closely with area growers and the highest quality purveyors to ensure that our predominately organic produce, meat, wild fish & free-range chicken are provided.

Nirvana Grille - Laguna Beach Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Sunday: 5:00-9:00 pm
Closed on Mondays

Rooftop Bliss Bar (Tuesday - Sunday 5:00 - 9:00pm)
Please make a note when making a reservation if you would like to dine in our upstairs al fresco Rooftop Bliss Bar area.
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Phone number
(949) 497-0027
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lindsay Smith-Rosales
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Call for specific pricing and catering details (949)497-0027. Pick up, Delivery and full service available. Private Rooftop Event Rental Available for Cocktail Receptions and More. Private Interior Dining Room Rental Available with Food and Beverage Minimun. No Rental Fee
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Cross street
Beach & Broadway
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Parking details
There is a lot which is attached to the Broadway side of the center next to the Local OCTA Transit Station for all patrons during business hours. Parking is also available as metered parking on Broadway and Beach in front of and to the South of the building.
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Public transit
There is a public transport drop off at the main Laguna Beach depot 100 Yards East of the building.
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Nirvana Grille features live music on the Bliss Bar Rooftop Patio on Sundays by Anesha Rose.
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Special events & promotions
For any occasion large or small we are here to assist in making your special event perfect. Whether you wish to be indoors or out, we will provide every last detail to make this a truly memorable event.
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What 1279 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SKamath (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food. NG always featured a delectable menu, and it never disappoints. There are excellent, tasty, vegetarian dishes for the non-carnivores, and not some raw vegetables tossed up in a salad, or boiled and salted.

The appetizer portions were not skimpy, and while the drinks are expensive, they are tasty. Alcohol with a meal makes the meal costlier, so I'll perhaps try the bar experience: cocktails and tapas should be a reasonable priced outing at Happy Hour.

Truly a fantastic place, if a bit on the expensive side: understandable given that it is in Laguna Beach

KOmama (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I really appreciate this unique menu, especially the large variety of small plates. Hubby and I shared 4 + a salad, everything was sooooo good! They add new things seasonally so there are frequently new things to try. Service is great too.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Love Nirvana Grill.
The fresh food and creative menu make coming here a treat. You just have to know where to park...other than that. It's a great place for dinner.

SandyCJ (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful place to dine. Food is delicious, service superb, hostess attentive to all needs.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Good, varied menu of small plates and large plates. The salad with half of a large plate item was a nice option. Roasted sea bass was delicious and perfectly cooked. Excellent service. Definitely worth a visit.

KarenS (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We were surprised that at 7:15 on a Friday night, specials were already sold out, as was one of the small plates. Only four other tables were occupied, and by 9:30 when we left, we were the last out the door. Is this late night dining?

vipRayW (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very good try the short rib.

vipkdtish (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a great meal at Nirvana. Delicious and fresh! Our server was attentive and informative.

vipbrea2942 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

As usual, this restaurant really performs. The menu has great selections with specials offered from time to time. At 5:30 on a week night, there were only a few people in the restaurant, so service was outstanding - but it usually is! I had the pork chop which was fantastic. My friend had the short ribs and they were amazing. The food is phenomenal and the service and attentiveness is terrific. Our waiter was helpful and even allowed us to change tables to one that was a bit more to our liking. Extremely good restaurant with food that is locally grown and sourced, with creative and interesting dishes on the menu. A few items are signature dishes and these are always outstanding. Anything new will be a hit, I am sure, as the chef pays great attention to preparation and presentation.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

great service
great food
amazing atmosphere
would have no problem waiting for a table here

MDREW (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

I had the vegetarian platter. The vegetables were perfectly cooked, great selection and a lovely presentation. Excellent service and I will return to this amazing gem in Laguna Beach.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Always delicious food prepared with skill and care.

vipJamonJo (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

On vacation in Laguna Beach...quite time after Thanksgiving...intimate dining...excellent service...friendly staff...we'll go back.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I loved it! We just had a big salad and small plates of Prawns and Chimichuri Steak. Unbelievable food!

NirvanaNameGoodFit (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was superb. We chose Nirvana because it's within easy walking distance to the Sawdust Festival and we went for the Winter Fantasy event. I was a bit worried about some of the reviews, but not any more. Every dish was excellent.
Filet Mignon was incredibly flavorful and tender
Mushroom Ravioli was brilliant. The sauce makes it.
Salmon was excellent
Lamb was excellent
Airline Chicken (not the best name, huh?) was tender and very flavorful. My wife said it was the best dish she has had in a long time.
Butternut Squash soup (might have been a special) was incredible (very creamy, so not for those watching calories)
On the night we went, they had a special which had blackened salmon, shrimp and scallops and that dish was the bomb.

Wine and desserts were also excellent.
Wonderful ambiance.
Very good service.

Nirvana will be on my go-to list for Laguna Beach!